Copper UNS C16500

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Other Designations
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
     Machinability
     Welding
     Hot Working
     Cold Working
     Annealing
Applications

Introduction

UNS C16500 copper has good corrosion resistance and moderate strength. C16500 copper is slightly stronger than C16200. The following datasheet will provide details about UNS C16500 copper.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of UNS C16500 copper.

Element Content (%)
Cu 98.6
Cd 0.8
Sn 0.6

Physical Properties

The physical properties of UNS C16500 copper are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 8.89 g/cc 0.321 lb/in3

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of UNS C16500 copper are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 276-655 MPa 40000-95000 psi
Yield strength 97.0-490 MPa 14100-71100 psi
Elongation at break (in 38.1 mm) 53.00% 53.00%
Modulus of elasticity 117 GPa 16969 ksi
Poisson’s ratio 0.34 0.34

Other Designations

Equivalent materials to UNS C16500 copper are:

  • ASTM B105
  • ASTM B9
  • UNS C16500

Fabrication and Heat Treatment

Machinability

The machinability rate of UNS C16500 copper is 20.

Welding

Soldering, brazing, gas shielded arc welding and butt welding are considered as suitable welding processes, whereas processes such as oxyacetylene welding, coated metal arc welding, spot welding, and seam welding are not recommended for UNS C16500 copper.

Hot Working

UNS C16500 copper has good hot working property with the preferred hot working temperature being between 774 and 871°C (1425 and 1600°F).

Cold Working

UNS C16500 copper has excellent cold working properties.

Annealing

The annealing temperature of UNS C16500 copper is between and 427 and 788°C (800 and 1450°F).

Applications

The C16500 is mainly used for trolley wire. It is sometimes chosen for machined products.

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